More reading up on the Ruling Party. Also: A Commissioner opposed to any anti-Panther witch-hunt. Plus much more.
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I meet on Tuesdays with a group of men, all of whom have
served in the military in one or more of the various inconclusive
wars we have fought over the last fifty years. The reluctant
consensus of opinion in this discussion group is that it is
probably too late for this to be settled other than through a
national calamity which would implode the present corrupt social
order and bring about such a chaotic situation that the country
would have no choice but to return to probity and common
— Bill Kelleher
Yesterday I read the Ruling Class article by Angelo Codevilla. It was one of the best articles I have read regarding the current landscape of our nation at present.
I am a headmaster of a private Christian school in Texas. I couldn’t help but think as I read the article that my boys (early teens) should read this article. Unfortunately, I fear it would be over their head at times. I wonder, if Dr. Codevilla would consider revising this article for a younger audience…if it is even possible.
I fear that our young people today are not receiving this level of analysis and are ill-equipped to enter university or even combat the ideological viewpoints of their high school teachers. Dr. Codevilla’s article is of a kind that should be read by young and old alike.
Forgive me if this seems like a ridiculous request.
Perhaps, my email serves as a larger request in remembering the
younger audience in your publication.
What we are talking about here is “The Tyranny of
Liberalism ” — see James Kalb’s book in order to
understand and overcome administered freedom, inquisitorial
tolerance and equality by command.
— Norman D. Clemo
Mr. Codevilla’s excellent article offers insight and background as to where we have come and where are today. I am a young conservative business professional. I believe more of those in our “Country Class” need to read this article so they can better understand the Ruling Class agenda and formulate a plan to win America back. I have forwarded this article on to others who are also college educated business men and women and we believe if this article could be simplified in a way that the general public could read and comprehend.
Thank you for time and all you do.
— Tim Nyce
Thank-you for your effort in writing this piece. This is what I have been trying to tell people about the ruling class but did not have the ability to word it like you have. This should be required reading for anyone who wants to be or is involved in our country’s future. This piece will give them a basis on which to let people know what they are dealing with.
— Louis Tufillaro
Raleigh, North Carolina
This is an excellent essay. Congratulations.
Apart from the obstacles mentioned, I believe that since a great proportion of Americans (more than 50%?) receive more benefits from government that what they contribute, this fact makes even harder for the country class to promote and pass into law their values.
However, and as Schumpeter wrote, the social doctors will
deepen their agenda until the two forward horses (human action
and technology) continue to overcome the dragging horse of
government stupidity. How long it will take? That is the
— Guillermo Barba Lluch
I found this the best written and most informative
article I have read in a long, long time. It
confirms what I had thought out on my own, that most Republicans
do not really believe (or act) in accordance with the tenets of
their party’s proclamations of limited government.
— Patte L. Winn
Re: Christopher Orlet’s Bring Back the Duel:
Periodically, I meditate on the thought that respect is earned, not demanded or taken. That thought has been lost in the populace during my lifetime. I lay blame at the feet of MTV…though, currently, I think it more of a catalyst. I remember those well-attended dust-ups to which Mr. Orlet refers. Oddly, they usually resulted in some measure of respect.
— Reid Bogie
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?